Race Weekend Central

Trent Hindman Fastest in First Biscuitville Grand Prix Practice

2017 Lime Rock Ctsc Trent Hindman Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

On Friday morning, Bodymotion Racing’s Trent Hindman was fastest overall in the first practice session for the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge at VIRginia International Raceway.  Hindman’s lap of 115.107 seconds (102.270 mph) was just over half a tenth of a second quicker than Stevenson Motorsports’ Robin Liddell. Rennsport One’s Dylan Murcott was third quickest, …

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IMSA Prototype Challenge Announces 2018 Schedule, Change to Format

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(Photo: Phil Allaway)

On Thursday, IMSA officially unveiled the 2018 schedule for the IMSA Prototype Challenge presented by Mazda.  Compared to 2017, there are some big changes. Currently, the series contests 45-minute sprint races with no pit stops or driver changes.  Typically, there are two races a weekend.  Lime Rock Park, which had only one race, is an …

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Entry List: Biscuitville Grand Prix

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On the undercard of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s Michelin GT Challenge at VIR is the Continental Tire SportsCar Championship.  Biscuitville, a Greensboro, N.C.-based chain of fast food restaurants that specializes in Southern food, will serve as the primary sponsor of Saturday’s two-hour race.  32 teams will challenge the tricky 3.27-mile full course at VIRginia …

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Entry List: Michelin GT Challenge at VIR

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While Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series teams are relaxing before the 12 week grind to Homestead, the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship returns to VIRginia International Raceway for the final GT-only round of the season.  25 cars between the GT Le Mans and GT Daytona classes. In GT Le Mans, the biggest change of note is …

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Pace Laps: Kyle Busch Takes the Broom at Bristol & Bad News for Brad Keselowski Racing

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Bristol Win Slips Through Fingers of Erik Jones, Matt Kenseth – As American screenwriter Eric Roth once said: “Our lives are defined by opportunities… even the ones we miss.” Following a blinding qualifying lap Friday afternoon, rookie Erik Jones was in prime position to grab his first career Cup win …

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Team Penske, Acura Unveil New 2018 Acura ARX-05

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On Friday afternoon, Acura Motorsports and Team Penske unveiled the new Acura ARX-05, which will compete full-time in the 2018 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.  The ORECA 07-based challenger will debut in January’s Rolex 24 at Daytona. Dave Marek, Acura’s Global Creative Director, is very impressed with how the Acura ARX-05 has come out. “We created a …

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Memo Gidley to Return to Racing at Sonoma

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On Tuesday, TKO Motorsports announced that Memo Gidley will make his Pirelli World Challenge GT debut with a new team, TKO Motorsports, at Sonoma Raceway in September.  It will be his first major race since suffering multiple injuries in this terrible crash in the 2014 Rolex 24 Daytona. In the crash, Gidley suffered a broken …

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Juan Pablo Montoya, Dane Cameron To Drive for Acura Team Penske

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On Tuesday afternoon, Team Penske announced the first of their two full-time driver lineups for 2018.  Former Verizon IndyCar Series, NASCAR and Formula One racer Juan Pablo Montoya will drive the as of yet unnumbered Acura ARX-05.  He will be joined by Dane Cameron, who will make the move to Penske from Action Express Racing. …

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Pipo Derani to Remain at Tequila Patron ESM in 2018

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On Tuesday, Tequila Patron ESM announced that they have re-signed Pipo Derani to a new contract that will see him stay with Tequila Patron ESM.  The Brazilian racer will compete full-time for the team in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship in 2018.  The move wards off what could have been a bidding war for the …

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Pace Laps: Miraculous Michigan, Sam Hornish Jr.’s Big Win & Bubba Wallace’s Return

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Michigan a Welcome Back for Multiple Drivers – Sunday’s Pure Michigan 400 may have been a return to Victory Lane for Kyle Larson, but Michigan International Speedway gave several other drivers a warm welcome back to the front after 202 laps. Starting with one on the podium, Erik Jones tied …

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Rodrigo Baptista, Ian James Claim Utah GTS Victories

2017 Lime Rock Pwc Ian James Car Phil Allaway

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On Saturday, Flying Lizard Motorsports’ Rodrigo Baptista earned his third win of 2017 in the first GTS race of the weekend at Utah Motorsports Campus.  The Brazilian rookie led the race flag-to-flag in his No. 3 Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport MR. Baptista was quite pleased with his driving. “It was a really good race and …

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TR3 Racing Holds on to Win Utah Sprint-X Race No. 2

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On Sunday afternoon, TR3 Racing’s Daniel Mancinelli and Niccolo Schiró showed that their pace in practice was no fluke.  Schirò took advantage of the pole and drove away from the pack.  A series of cautions kept everyone close, but Mancinelli was able to hold on to give TR3 Racing the overall win in Sprint-X Race …

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